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How the Pros Deck the Halls
Posted Dec 11 at 12:35 PM in News by Sandy Giardi
Wilson Kelsey Design When it comes to creating spectacular homes for the holidays, less is more.   New Englanders everywhere are hauling out the holly, hanging the lights and untangling the tinsel. But decorating homes for holidays isn’t as easy as it might seem—after all, most homeowners are attempting to blend nostalgia, glamour, and, particularly when there are children in the mix, magic. We...
5 Ways to Decorate with Holiday Greens
Posted Dec 10 at 12:01 PM in News by Anonymous
Photo from It's time to deck the halls - the Christmas season is officially here! Add some festive flair to your home with holiday greenery - we're loving wreaths, small potted shrubs, and graceful garland this year.     Use bold, colored bulb ornaments to emulate the eye-catching statement-making entrance above. Use either red and green (but not both) to keep the look simple and...
Hosting a Beautiful Hanukkah
Posted Dec 4 at 11:18 AM in News by Anonymous
(A table setting in the traditional hues of blue, white, and silver. An elaborate dreidel adds a gorgeous touch._ Sunday at sundown marks the first day of Hanukkah, one of the highest Jewish holidays. Hanukkah is a tradition-based holiday rooted in the story of the miraculous oil that lasted for 8 days and 8 nights. This miracle of light has earned Hanukkah the alternate name, The Festival of...
Posted Dec 3 at 3:43 PM in News by Anonymous
Excerpts from an Interview by Mette Aamodt with Andrew Witkin, Artist, Collector and Director of the Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA   International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) Art Fair, New York 2014Exhibition View From left to right: Sol LeWitt, Brice Marden, Kiki Smith (on pedestal) and Richard Serra Mette Aamodt: Hi Andrew. Thanks so much for talking to me today. Just to give...
Beautiful Barn Thanksgiving
Posted Dec 1 at 2:59 PM in News by Anonymous
This past weekend, BDG Editor/Publisher Melanie Perillo hosted friends and family in her gorgeous rustic barn for Thanksgiving dinner.  The set-up included string lights (from Target) hung from the beams, Chinese Lanterns ( hung from the ceiling, and a statement-making chandelier from Webster & Co. Pumpkins and gourds were displayed throughout the space for a seasonal...
Best of Thanksgiving 2015
Posted Dec 1 at 12:24 PM in News by Anonymous
BDG Editor/Publisher Melanie Perillo's Barn    Thank-you to everyone who shared their beautiful Thanksgiving tablescapes and decor with us! Here's our recap of the photos we saw and loved:   BDG Accountant Marie Lewis's beautiful tablescape BDG Account Manager Colleen Keelan used beautiful thank-you notes as placecards.  Elegant table setting by SLC Interiors.  Beautiful tablescape in a...
Clarke Chef Answers Thanksgiving Cooking Questions
Posted Nov 19 at 4:51 PM in News by Anonymous
Check out Clarke's YouTube Channel on Saturday, November 21st from 11 am - 1 pm for a live streaming video chat with Chef Brittany Wezner. Brittany will be answering questions about how to cook the perfect holiday turkey in a Wolf oven.   "There are typically five types of questions we get every year," said Chef Brittany. "We field questions about defrosting and refrigerating the holiday bird,...
Weekend Photo Roundup: November 14 & 15
Posted Nov 16 at 1:20 PM in News by Anonymous
Photo from Check out what the Boston Design Guide community was up to this past weekend. To have your posts featured next week, use #BostonDesign. Patrick Ahearn was featured by Boston Magazine in "Beautiful Homes of Wellesley Farms Reflects a Bygone Era: A Photo Gallery." Ahearn has worked on over 100 architectural projects in the Wellesley area.      Morehouse MacDonald...
Fall Tablescape Ideas We Love
Posted Nov 3 at 11:19 AM in News by Anonymous
0 comments Thanksgiving is around the corner, and right now is the perfect time to begin planning a beautiful fall tablescape.  We love the bright, colorful look created by fresh herbs and flowers on the harvest-inspired table below.      Anthony Catalfano Home completes this festive tablescape with Juliska dinnerwear.  Anthony Catalfano Home located at 2190 Post Road in Wells, Maine.  White...
Weekend Photo Roundup: Halloween
Posted Nov 2 at 4:11 PM in News by Anonymous
Halloween provided the perfect opportunity for the Boston Design Guide community to show off their design and decor skills. We've rounded up some of our favorite shots from the festive fall weekend. Share your fall decor with us by tagging us or using #bostondesign. @cherylandreozzi of Andreozzi Architects shared this fun and spooky display at one of their clients' homes. We love the drapey...